First of all, beware of the spoilers on episode 5 of season 10 of The Walking Dead if you have not seen it yet. "What It Always Is" confirmed that Ezekiel has a serious illness when he showed his thyroid tumor in Siddiq. Traitable thanks to modern medicine, Ezekiel's tumor will be deadly for him in the post-apocalyptic world. But how much time does he have to live? Angela Kang, the showrunneuse, took advantage of an interview with Entertainment Weekly to give some details about Ezekiel's future in the series and the reasons behind this scriptwriting decision.
"We'll see how much time he has left, I mean, Breaking Bad is a story about a man who has cancer and he has lived for many years, so for Ezekiel, it can happen in many different ways. is all I can say. In other words, Ezekiel could survive until the end of season 10 of The Walking Dead and beyond or die in 2 or 3 episodes. In any case we can still expect a lot of things for his character. "We wanted to explore what it means for a character to have this kind of diagnosis in the apocalyptic world, and in particular a character who is usually so happy and upbeat. but we really want to talk about the human condition, and unfortunately it's also part of life ". Intrigue certainly complicated but proves once again that Angela Kang is really invested in his characters to allow them to tell as many stories as possible.